D-Groups Ministry

Joining a D-Group

We would love to help you get involved in a D-Group! Christian community is one of the most profound ways to grow in your faith and understanding of God’s love for you.

D-Groups meet weekly and are matched according to age, gender, and your schedule availability.

There are three ways to get involved in a D-Group:

  1. Complete the online D-Group Sign-up Form.
  2. Invite a few students to be in a group with you and provide the discipleship ministries team with your contact information. We will find a great leader for you.
  3. Invite a few students to be in a group that you will lead. Contact the office and we will provide resources that will equip you as a leader.

If you have any questions, contact us at dgroups@apu.edu, call (626) 815-3874, or swing by the Office of the Campus Pastors.

Prospective D-Group Leaders

Leading a D-Group can be an exciting way to see God at work in your life and in the lives of other APU students. All D-Group leaders go through an application process to discern whether this is the right time and role for your unique leadership gifts. D-Group leaders should love the Lord deeply, walk with God faithfully, have excellent social skills, and be organized and reliable.

Time Commitment

  • Two hours each week to prepare, plan and host your weekly D-Group meeting for the school year
  • Monthly meeting with SALT Rep (Discipleship Ministries Student Leader) for encouragement, prayer, check in each semester
  • Attend three events per semester organized by the Office for Discipleship Ministries (training, chapel, etc.)

Application Process

To apply to be a D-Group Leader, please fill out the following online forms. We accept applications throughout the school year.

  1. Student Leadership Application
  2. Supplemental Application Questions
  3. Spiritual Reference (i.e. Spiritual Mentor, Pastor, etc.)
  4. Student Leadership Covenant
  5. Interview with a Discipleship Ministries staff member